Guest host Kristen Paquette, Rebecca Zwicker, and Cheryl Gagne discuss how peer recovery coaches make an impact. They also address the evolving professional landscape for peer support roles, including job descriptions, training, and certifications.
Rebecca Zwicker is a peer recovery coach with Family Continuity Program and Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery. Cheryl Gagne, Senior Associate at the Center for Social Innovation, is involved in national work to identify and develop core competencies for peer workers.
Host Jeff Olivet addresses employment for homeless people with Melissa Young from Heartland Alliance. They discuss the need for quality jobs and career pathways as well as integration of homeless and workforce systems. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.
National Center on Employment and Homelessness (Heartland Alliance)
Ending Homelessness through Employment (Heartland Alliance)
Jeff Olivet talks with a Project Amp mentor and researcher about a brief mentorship intervention pilot that paired youth with young adults in recovery to enhance resiliency and prevent alcohol and other drug use. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.
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For more info about Project Amp, including implantation resources, visit www.projectamp4youth.com.
Risk & Protective Factors (SAMHSA)
Risk & Protective Factors (Youth.gov)
Nayenday Thurman, Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Social Innovation, and host Jeff Olivet discuss organizational benefits to hiring people with lived experience and share strategies for hiring, supervising, and retaining. This episode is 4th in a four-part series on “Recovery at Work.” Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.
Kim Noerager of the Center for Social Innovation talks with host Jeff Olivet about the benefits and challenges of being open in professional settings about her recovery journey. This episode is 3rd in a four-part series on “Recovery at Work.” Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.
Watch "People with History of Homelessness Encouraged to Apply" as Steven Samra talks about how his experiences being homeless inform his work.
Steve Berg of the National Alliance to End Homelessness joins host Jeff Olivet for an engaging conversation about preventing homelessness. They address housing policies and changes to systems that would keep people stably housed.
Host Jeff Olivet talks with Claas Ehlers, Chief Executive Officer of Family Promise, about supporting families experiencing homelessness in achieving independence through community-based responses.
Host Jeff Olivet talks with Marc Dones, project director of SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities.
Marc and Jeff share what they are learning from qualitative and quantitative data collected in communities working to end racial inequities in housing and homelessness. They also discuss program and policy reforms needed to reduce the disproportionate number of people of color experiencing homelessness in the U.S.
Resources Mentioned During this Episode
The Future is in the Margins by Ann Meyer & David Rose
Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau
Point in Time Data from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Housing Wage Calculator by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
Living Wage Calculator by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Out of Reach by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
Join a live, online course with Marc & Jeff on “Racial Equity & Homelessness” Thursdays in March.
Host Jeff Olivet talks with Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg, co-founders of Y2Y Harvard Square—a student-run overnight shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness. They discuss how Y2Y provides sanctuary, pathways out of homelessness, and opportunities for advocacy in a trauma-informed environment.